The 2021-2022 Annual National Signature Project Award application closed on Friday April 30, 2021. Please check back soon for updates.
The Rural Schools Collaborative is pleased to present the Fourth Annual National Signature Project, a $2,500 grant to an outstanding and innovative classroom project that exemplifies the very best in place-based education. The Fourth Annual National Signature Project award application is now open to any rural classroom teacher in the United States.
Thank you to the National Rural Education Association for co-sponsoring this program. NREA is the nation's oldest rural education organization, and we are honored to partner with them in this effort as part of our Grants in Place Program to support place-based education.
Place-based education gives meaning to learning, strengthens the bonds between school and community, and instills pride in the cultures and histories of rural places and small towns.
We encourage teachers to submit an application to this program, and we hope others will forward this to other outstanding rural teacher-leaders, who may seek support for their place based projects.
The FOURTH ANNUAL NATIONAL SIGNATURE PROJECT AWARD will be awarded to an outstanding and innovative classroom project that exemplifies the very best in rural, place-based education. The Fourth Annual National Signature Project Award is open to any rural classroom teacher in the United States, and it is jointly funded by the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC) and the National Rural Education Association (NREA).
The grant application deadline for 2021 closed on FRIDAY APRIL 30, 2021 11:59 P.M. The maximum award is $2,500.
We recognize that proposed projects could be subject to change due to Covid-19. Conceptual proposals are fine at this time, and, if needed, we will work with the Award recipient to move forward in appropriate ways.
Learn more about past National Signature Award Projects:
2020-2021: A’ashe Kussee’ Alatshiia, River to Garden, Connie Michael, Crow Agency School, Montana
2019-2020: Build the Ripple, Devon Barker-Hicks, New Meadows, Idaho
2018-2019: Digital Stories of Rural Wyoming, Andrea Wood, Moorcroft, Wyoming
Learn more about the power of Place-Based Education here. Also, you will want to register for the upcoming Teton Science Schools Place-Based Symposium, a world class virtual learning event that is free of charge.
May 31, 2022
In partnership with the Rural Education Center (REC) at Kansas State University (KSU)
April 11, 2022
The Rural Schools Collaborative Team drives to the Missouri Ozarks to see local partners
March 24, 2022
RSC visited our Northern California hub to attend the North State Together Summit! The event celebrated regional collaboration, data, and equity.